: 5 My January to-do list 🙈
Seriously though, the later months of last year were tough. Serious health issues, and not just me, plus my beloved fur baby was diagnosed with cancer and using all my savings to fund his amputation—saving his life, and through it all feeling like such a failure.
I’ll admit, juggling it all on my own is hard work, career and writing and kids. Everything kept slipping away. I’d get work done and my kids would suffer, housework would suffer, my health would suffer (both mental and physical) and with so much needing to get done each day, I would fall into bed an exhausted wreck, with constant worry, knowing I’m not living anywhere close to the stress-free life my doctors have prescribed.
I turned to one of my friends at the start of this year and said, what do I do?? I haven’t got this. I’m not succeeding. I’m just getting through each day barely keeping my head above water.
She suggested I set goals. Big ones. Little ones. Small stepping stones. Daily goals. To help my focus and to balance my time better.
So I did. And it’s working. And my evil plans aren’t quite to ‘run the world.’ It’s more simple than that. It’s about word counts and setting a daily limit. It’s about spending quality time with my kids. And walking my dogs. All three of them!! Chatting to my fish, Bruce, where he sits by the stove while I cook because he likes it when I chatter. Simple goals. But the fact that I’m starting to achieve them each day makes me feel less of failure and more like maybe I’ve actually got this single mum business. And all I can hope for is to give my kids wonderful memories, and have them look back later in life being proud of all that their mum achieved with a bit of hard work, determination, and a few dreams 💕
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